August 2, 2014
Plus by Veronica Chambers Review
The perfect romantic makeover story about an every-girl whose dream comes true . . . Beatrice Wilson is our lovable Cinderella, who just got dumped by her very first boyfriend and put on twenty-five pounds. But then she's discovered as a plus model. In the eyes of pop culture, Bee is Jessica Alba and then some! Now she must vanquish skinny rivals, fend off sleazy photogs, and banish jealous frenemies in her rise to superstardom. All the while, she's torn between her first love and the surprisingly sincere up-and-coming rapper she tutors in calculus. But what's better than finding your prince charming? Finally learning to love yourself!
I really liked Plus. It was a little slow in the beginning, but that could just be because I was in a reading slump before hand but it picks up quickly! Plus is a super fun read and it is really inspiring. It is very rare to find a book, especially in the YA genre, featuring a plus sized heroine, and I believe there should be more books like Plus. This isn't a book about a plus sized girl's romance, but a book about one girl accepting herself for who she is and showing the world that being plus sized is beautiful. I was cheering for Bee from the beginning and I was never disappointed. Although, this book doesn't focus on Bee's romance I was in love with Kevin and wished there had been more written about their relationship. Kevin was so drool worthy and that ending?! I was screeching with happiness. I can't believe more people haven't talked about this book because it's such a fun and unique read. I highly recommend it to anyone, honestly. I give it four out of five stars.
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